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St Cuthbert's Society

 St Cuthbert's Society

Welcome to St Cuthbert's Society

St Cuthbert’s Society is one of the largest and oldest student communities at Durham. Founded in 1888 as an alternative to college living, it still retains that independence of spirit, but now offers its students all the advantages of being a college of Durham University. Cuth’s occupies two sites, with rooms on the historic Bailey and self-catered, modern flats across the river at Parson’s Field. We provide a uniquely flexible range of accommodation and catering options to our diverse student body. Cuth’s offers outstanding opportunities for student participation in sport, the arts and volunteering, which are supported by its exceptionally energetic Junior Common Room, as well as a lively programme of interdisciplinary lectures, careers evenings and events to enhance the academic experience.

St Cuthbert's Society College Handbooks.

The College Handbooks (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) for 2015-16 contain important information for all members of Cuth's, including College and University regulations. If you require this in a different format, please contact the College Office using



St Cuthbert's Society - Alumni Weekend 2012

This year's Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September.  The event will be hosted by the new Principal, Professor Elizabeth Archibald.

We are providing bed and breakfast (Single @ £26 and Double @ £47) plus lunch (£10) and dinner (£30).  On Friday evening, the Principal will host a drinks reception followed by a dinner.  On Saturday, the AGM of the Assocation will be held chaired by the Chairman, Mark Rowlands.  This is followed by a buffet lunch and then a tour of Durham City or a talk.  The formal dinner will be held on Saturday evening.  The event is open is available on a residential basis or a pay as you go basis.  To make a booking, please contact

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Contact Details

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
T - 0191 3343400
F - 0191 3343401

St Cuthbert's Society
Brooks House
Old Elvet
T - 0191 3346596

Durham named Sports University of the year 2015

Sports participation - a key feature of student life and employability